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January 29, 2015
By Dan Cardone One role of the athletic administrator that has great significance, but is often overlooked, is enabling great department-wide morale. When it comes to leadership, in many cases, process can take precedence over the human element. Complaints tend to come from the outside, not the inside. We may miss, or be totally unaware of subtle signals that indicate all is not well in our department. So how can we pay better attention to the morale level among those who work in the athletic... more
January 29, 2015
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has designated the month of October as National High School Activities Month to help schools throughout the nation promote the values inherent in high school athletic and performing arts activities. What is your school doing to honor the occasion? Click here to download a listing of national events your school can participate in. Started in 1980 as National High School Activities Week, the NFHS expanded the celebration to a month... more
January 29, 2015
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics is scheduled to meet on Oct. 9 to present the latest research on college sports. Issues of financial sustainability and accountability in intercollegiate athletics will frame reform-focused discussion among higher education leaders. The meeting's agenda can be found below. At the meeting, researchers who won Knight Commission grants in 2011 to enhance the study of intercollegiate athletics policy will present their findings. Discussion topics... more
January 29, 2015
On Jan. 24, with just nine games remaining in the 2011-12 women's basketball regular season, Misericordia University Athletic Director Dave Martin received some startling news. Tom Griffith, the squad's Head Coach, had tendered his resignation. Misericordia had a game the next night against King's College, so Martin had to act fast. But as he scrambled to find an interim replacement, Martin was hamstrung by his options. All of the team's assistants were part-time employees, and the one who had... more
January 29, 2015
On Sept. 27, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation's first Student-Athletes Bill of Rights (SB 1525). Sponsored by the National College Players Association (NCPA) and authored by California State Senator Alex Padilla, this new law requires California's Pac-12 colleges to provide continuing education for players on teams with graduation rates below 60 percent, pay for sports-related medical expenses, cover medical coverage premiums for low income student-athletes, improve workout... more
January 29, 2015
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) seeks nominations of youth and high school sports coaches for its annual Double-Goal Coach® Award. PCA annually honors 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the second, more-important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. Any current head coach of any youth or high school sport in the U.S. with at least three years' experience is eligible for... more

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